The Power of Your Network
One of the keys to achieving mastery is related to the power of your network. Why? You can be great at anything, but you can’t be great at everything.
Even when you are phenomenal at something, you will still have problems to solve in other domains and that is where the power of your network comes into play.
It is not that you can’t take the time to figure out how to solve these other problems (you can learn anything on YouTube), it is just that when you take time to solve these other problems, then you can’t work on mastering your own craft (opportunity cost).
Once you find out where you have a competitive advantage and where you can add the most value to your business… Then start to focus on becoming friends with people who can solve problems that you shouldn’t waste your time trying to solve.
This is not even close to a comprehensive list but here are a few experts that I am very thankful to know:
- Suzanne – medicine
- Sean – content creation and video editing
- Mark – everything related to website design
- Granville – leadership development
- Chris – sales team development
- Brian – book publishing
- Jason – engineering, critical thinking
- Jerry – accounting
- Thomas – landscaping
- Greg & Leo – all things related to finance
- Michael – property management
- Renee – all things related to HR
- Jeff – entrepreneurship
- Ron – law, litigation, and legal counsel
You don’t have to be able to solve all the problems, but it will serve you well to have friends who can solve problems that you can’t.
Final Thought: We have a reservoir of very talented people all around us… Don’t be afraid to find them and ask them for help.
If you are reading this, I appreciate you.